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H. Rodney Nevitt, Jr.
Associate Professor

Gray Square

PhD, Harvard University
MA, Williams College
BA, Rice University

Dr. Nevitt’s primary field of research is seventeenth-century Dutch art, and his work relates mainly to the thematics of love and courtship in Dutch art and culture of the time. His publications include the book, Art and the Culture of Love in Seventeenth-Century Holland (Cambridge 2003), and several articles and chapters on Rembrandt, Vermeer and other topics in Dutch art. His most recent publication, “Vermeer’s Milkmaid in the Discourse of Love,” will appear in Ut pictura amor: The Reflexive Imagery of Love in Artistic Theory and Practice 1400–1700, Brill 2017. Research for the latter study was supported by the University of Houston and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend. Dr. Nevitt also has a secondary research interest in the intersection of art and popular music in the 1960s, and is currently working on a book-length study of the album covers, and associated visual culture, of the Beatles. He has delivered papers on Dutch art at meetings of the College Art Association, the Historians of Netherlandish Art, the South-Central Renaissance Conference, the Portland Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and at the Lovis Corinth Colloquium at Emory University. He has spoken on the Beatles and visual culture at conferences at the University of Toronto (2016) and the University of Lisbon (2017). In addition to the Western survey in art history (Renaissance to Modern), Dr. Nevitt teaches courses in Baroque Art, Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art, Northern Renaissance Art, and seminars on Methods of Art History and Dutch Genre Painting.